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A Weblog Dedicated to the Discussion of the Christian Faith and 21st Century Life
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I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this also I believe, –that unless I believed, I should not understand.-- St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Trinity Tuesday: Perichoresis

 
Perichoresis (Greek, circumincession in Latin) is [t]he theological concept... affirming that the divine essence is shared by each of the three persons of the Trinity in a manner that avoids blurring the distinctions among them. By extension, this idea suggests that any essential characteristic that belongs to one of the three is shared by the others. Circumincession also affirms that the action of one of the persons of the Trinity is also fully the action of the other two persons [Stanley J. Grenz, et al, (eds.), Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove; InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 26; entry under "Circumincession.]

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